Semicon India A good way to communicate success: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Ahead of Semicon India 2023, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said the event is a good way to communicate the huge successes the country has achieved in the semiconductor industry over the past 15 months. Speaking to ANI news agency, Minister of State Electronics and Information Technology Chandrasekhar also said that there were many questions among international companies whether India will succeed in the semiconductor sector as the country has repeatedly failed in the field over the past 70 years.

“I am very happy that the second edition of the ‘Semicon India’ is taking place in Gandhinagar. I am very happy because 15 months ago when the first ‘Semicon India’ was launched in Bengaluru, there were many questions among international companies – will India succeed? Will India fail again? eev Chandrasekhar said Tuesday, according to ANI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the second edition of ‘Semicon India’, which will be held in Gandhinagar from July 28 to 30. With the participation of companies such as Foxconn, Micron, AMD, IBM, Marvell, Vedanta, LAM Research, NXP Semiconductors and STMicroelectronics, the event will shed light on India’s rapid progress in advancing the global semiconductor manufacturing and design ecosystem.

An official statement on the event said it will provide an in-depth look at the very latest technologies and innovations in chip making and will bring together the biggest names in the semiconductor and technology industries.

Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Railways and Communications Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Foreign Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar will also attend the Semicon India 2023.

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Rajeev Chandrasekhar told ANI that since the first Semicon India in Bengaluru 15 months ago, India has grown tremendously in terms of design innovation, in terms of research, in terms of talent, and major international companies like Mircon have set up their branch in Gujarat. He also noted the efforts of the Gujarat government to develop Dholera as a competitive destination for companies to set up facilities.

The Government of Gujarat has also introduced the Semiconductor Policy (2022-2027), a strategic initiative to promote rapid and inclusive growth in the domestic semiconductor chip manufacturing sector.

Micron, a leading chip maker, previously announced its plans to set up a semiconductor assembly and testing plant in Gujarat, with a total investment of USD 2.75 billion.

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